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Dickenson Bay Capital

Dickenson Bay Capital

  • EducationMBA, University of Toronto
  • QualificationsChartered Financial Analyst
  • Founded2009

Macro Yield

The Macro Yield portfolio is comprised mainly of yield-focused instruments to generate income and meet capital preservation objectives. We employ structural, market, and macroeconomic analysis while leveraging the research, analysis, and insights gained from our Special Situations strategies. In addition to fixed income securities, investments may include other yield securities such as preferred and trust preferred shares, and common shares. The strategy seeks a mid-single digit annualized return net of fees.

Many of the Macro Yield strategy’s investments are in stocks that may be mispriced due to corporate actions such as spinoffs, restructurings, mergers, or IPOs.

The strategy may purchase inverse ETFs when our research reveals what we believe are unreasonable growth or earnings expectations. Inverse ETFs may also be utilized in an attempt to protect against macroeconomic and tail risks such as slowing global growth and geopolitical instability, as well as other events that we believe may cause market declines.

Risk score

Risk Score 4
Leverage: 1.26

Best 30 days


Worst 30 days


  • -1.8%
    30 day
  • -9.4%
    90 day
  • 2.3%
    365 day
    November 26, 2012
Monthly vs S&P500
Dickenson Bay Capital - Macro Yield Monthly vs S&P500
-12.5% 12 months

Portfolio currently closed to new investors. Let me know if space becomes available.

  • $100,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 2% fee


  • Consumer, Cyclical
  • Consumer, Non-cyclical
  • Basic Materials
  • MLP
  • Equity Fund

Top 5 securities View all


Portfolio commentary

  1. Hooray, the stock market is at all-time highs ... or is it?

    6 June 2014

    Why investors should look at inflation-adjusted performance.

  2. Karim Mawji's Special Situations, investing for yield: "I'm not afraid to go to cash" 9 April 2013

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Performance detail

Pre-Covestor performance history

  • Manager (net of fees)
  • Dow Jones Moderate Conservative


Covestor inception November 26, 2012

as of November 25, 2014 Manager (net of fees) Dow Jones Moderate Conservative S&P 500
Past 30 days -1.8% 1.2% 5.4%
Past 90 days -9.4% -0.7% 3.9%
Past 365 days 2.3% 5.8% 17.1%
Since Covestor inception (Annualized) 13.9% 7.4% 23.9%
2014 (YTD) -2.4% 5.2% 13.9%
2013 27.2% 8.1% 32.4%

Risk metrics

Last 365 days

as of November 25, 2014 Manager (net of fees) Dow Jones Moderate Conservative S&P 500
Best 30 days 10.2% 3.2% 9.7%
Worst 30 days -13.8% -2.5% -6.7%
Volatility 12.7% 3.4% 10.8%
Sharpe Ratio 0.18 1.72 1.58
Sortino Ratio 0.24 2.37 2.01
Maximum Drawdown -15.7% -3.3% -7.3%
Value-at-risk (95%, 1 week) -2.9% -0.8% -2.5%
vs. Dow Jones Moderate Conservative vs. S&P 500
Information Ratio - 0.34 - 2.23
Alpha -12.2% -13.3%
Beta 2.78 1.00
R-Squared 0.55 0.73

Portfolio currently closed to new investors. Let me know if space becomes available.

  • $100,000 investment min
  • Margin account required
  • 2% fee

Latest transactions View all

Average trades per month 6.6
Executed Symbol Security Replicable Type Price
08/14/14 TRBAA Tribune Media Co Yes Buy $78.40
08/06/14 GE General Electric Co Yes Buy $25.51
08/06/14 YUM Yum! Brands Inc Yes Buy $70.13
08/06/14 SSE Seventy Seven Energy Inc Yes Buy $23.23
08/06/14 THRX Theravance Inc Yes Buy $21.99
08/06/14 SSE Seventy Seven Energy Inc Yes Buy $23.20
08/06/14 IEP Icahn Enterprises LP Yes Buy $102.06
08/06/14 CEQP Crestwood Equity Partners LP Yes Buy $13.35

Important Information

  1. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. Performance of the portfolio manager's account is calculated by Covestor on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail Covestor's trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. Covestor advisory fees are simulated and applied retro-actively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
  3. Average client returns are calculated by Covestor and are composed of the average, time-weighted returns of all active client investments (some of which may contain investment restrictions) to the underlying portfolio. These daily average returns are then linked together for the timeframe presented. These returns include cash, dividends, earnings distributions, brokerage commissions and Covestor advisory fees.
  4. All graph data is as of the end of day for the referenced period, unless otherwise specified. The investment minimum is the minimum investment required to follow a particular portfolio. The minimum amount is determined by Covestor, based on the characteristics of the underlying portfolio. It should not be considered as specific investment advice for your investment situation.
  5. The performance charts are provided for informational purposes only, and should not be used as the basis for making an investment decision. Variables such as corporate actions or foreign exchange may affect daily performance displays. We rely on mathematical formulas, computer programs, and pricing information from third-party vendors to provide these returns. Neither Covestor nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors in this information or any actions taken by you in reliance upon this information.
  6. Benchmark returns have been calculated by Covestor using a time-weighted calculation of daily index valuations. Benchmarks presented are total return and therefore inclusive of cash, dividends and earnings distributions but not transaction costs. More
  7. Leverage indicates the level of margin utilized and is calculated by dividing gross exposure by portfolio net liquidation value.
  8. All Portfolio Manager information including personal data, profiles, strategies, monthly investment reports, and historical results outside of Covestor has been provided by the Portfolio Manager. Covestor makes no representation or warranty of its accuracy, completeness or relevance and it does not represent the opinions of Covestor. Transaction history is available upon request. Portfolio classifications are provided by Covestor, and are intended to serve as a general guide.
  9. Transactions that are marked as "Replicable" passed Covestor's trading rules and were eligible for replication at the time of execution, subject to individual client constraints. Eligibility for replication may change over time. Actual client investment trade activity may vary.
  10. Index returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Individuals cannot invest directly in an Index.
  11. This portfolio was launched on Covestor on November 26, 2012. Trading history prior to launch was reviewed and deemed consistent with current portfolio strategy. This data is included in the main performance chart (displayed as dotted line) but not in the performance metrics below. This data has not been audited by an independent firm.